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Boomer's Struggle by FoxxFireArt Boomer's Struggle by FoxxFireArt
This is an older picture of mine. Something I made a year ago, as you can see by the date.

I'm a fan of the new series Battlestar Galactica. Boomer is my favorite character. This is actually the one who was killed on Galactica. The image is suppose to show the conflict in her. My favorite touch was the cylon eyes on the shadow. I left out a red spot. That would of been too much.

This started as a hand drawing. I used that as a guide to create the full colored image on computer. I used Paintshop Pro Vr.7 to color this image. I'd like to mail a print of this image to the actress who plays the character one day.
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Borkless Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist
sweet I love NuBSG as well. The shadow thing was really clever, and I think leaving out the red eye was a good idea. Boomer could look a bit more like grace park (her face is a little hard to recognize) but that's pretty minor.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Too bad Boomer turned out so evil, but there was still Athena.
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N52B30AE Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Its amazing.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks. She's one of my favorite characters.
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Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
LoOove it...a classic!!
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Artist
Thank you.
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myTduck Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome pic. I love how you used her shadow to show he cylon side. Great job
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Artist
Thanks. It's too bad Boomer was the one who gave into her darker side. Who'd figure the one who spent the least amount of time with humans turned into the better one?
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myTduck Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, and Athena wasn't treated nearly as well as Boomer was. Boomer turned into a real hater. Anyway. keep up the awesome work
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mr-crowley666 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like the concept here and what you have achieved in the final piece.
one criticism i might have is how close the light strip is to her hand, in thumbnail view i thought she has a lightsaber.
now i started thinking about that light and where its placed im starting to think the highlights and shadows are wrong.....uh oh. i dont wanna leave a harsh critique.
bottom line: i like the image overall but feel the strip light need to change into some other background object.
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Hayter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I agree. Whilst the lightsaber comment is somewhat irrelevant given the image isn't supposed to be viewed as a thumbnail, once one considers the effect it would have on the character, the shading is off.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Artist
That is an odd criticism. That you mistook it for something else in the 'thumbnail', but when you see the full version you can clearly see what it is. That's more the fault of your own perception then of my design.
Also the highlight and shadows on the body are fine. The one behind her is just there for visual effect.
This has got to be one of the only complaints I've had about how things are arranged in the background. It's just a wall and in the show that's where some of the lights are.
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sickexistenz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
wow!
nice work! the shadow looks amazing!!!!

;)
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks. The shadow was the whole basis for the picture.
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Heavensrun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
I like the outline of a cylon eyeplate on the shadow. It's a nice touch. The style is -very- different from your more recent stuff. I take it this came before you discovered FP? ;p
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks. The cylon eyes in the shadow was always a part of my concept. I almost added a red dot, but I thought that would take away from Boomer. The point comes across well enough.
I know the style is different. This was when I was pulling away from a more realistic style, and I was going more toward toon. I've been a Perry fan for years and I was trying to get a handle on manga style. The manga style I'm working in now just feels much more natural.
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Ferser Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Damn Boomer freakin rocks...nice work!
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks. She's my favorite character from the series.
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dark-tarou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love everything with star wars:) :bump:
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Artist
Is that a joke? This is Battlestar Galactica.
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Seeker-Mar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Professional Writer
That's really clever and reflective of her character. I love the cylon eyes. What a nice touch! I agree that the red would have been too much. It is much more haunting and ominous with just shadow.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks. I really wanted to show her character in this image. Of coarse though this version is dead...sort of.
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Kawagner Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
I agree. Boomer is awesome. But I like most everybody in the show.

I got to meet Jamie Bamber, the actor who playes Apollo in the new series, and I got his autograph and this picture [link]
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007  Professional Artist
I'm sick of the series from being off most of the year.
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Kawagner Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Oh, wait a minute, I kinda misunderstood.

Yeah, I can't wait for season 4. But it's way into 08.
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Kawagner Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
Yeah, this season was pretty bad. I'm just glad it's all over next season.
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Darlian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Amazing artwork! Love the eye on the shadow. :D
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks. I knew I had to do the cylon eye to really sell the point.
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Darlian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
And you did! :)
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AbyssalCerebrant Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hehehe, nice one. Sht, don't tell anyone she's a Cylon. :D
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Artist
Uhhh. I take it that you haven't seen this series at all?
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AbyssalCerebrant Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I was just kiddin' Foxx. Actually, I'm a big fan of BSG :)
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pixeltease Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
I love this! Awesome work. :)
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Professional Artist
Thanks. I'm happy with this picture. I printed it out once and it looked cool.
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froyt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
very nice
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006  Professional Artist
Thanks.
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Ikkit Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Great style! You captured Boomer's internal struggle very nicely!

Nice! :+fav:
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Professional Artist
Thanks. I was really going for the reluctance in her mood.
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Remagoen Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. Adore it. Certainly worth a fave!

As for the eye: With or without the red eye, the shadow is perfect. At first I mistook it for a strange smile becuase of the curves to it (I think if it was sharper, it would have definately hit me first as the eye), but then not even a second later it hit me.

As for leaving out the red, I dunno. Maybe I would have to see it myself to know if it was good or not, but I think it would have been an extra push into the darkside of the character.

Reguardless, perfect piece of work.
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Artist
Thanks.

I think the cylon eye came out as I wanted it. That's how the eye looks on the modern cylons. It is proped rather high on the shadows head to be a mouth.

I left the red out, because that would make it feel like the cylon was right there behind her. Rather then inside her. The picture is about a struggle with the darkness with.
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metalformer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Very beautiful. :thumbsup:
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006  Professional Artist
Danke!
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Nanoshi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
I love this :) I love the show too and Grace Parks well she's a babe :)
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Professional Artist
Thanks

Grace Park is one of the reason I even watch this show. It's getting weird now though. I hate time jumps in tv shows. It only really works in manga/anime.
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Gibbo18 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very spiffy shadow-work done here, this pic could pass for a screenshot from a game :D
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Professional Artist
Thanks. I've had a lot of people think this is a photo of a real model.
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Reaper8436247 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
Letting out in inner Cylon!
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Reaper8436247 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
Yeah, but I just like the huge grin on the shadow!
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FoxxFireArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006  Professional Artist
That's not a grin on the shadow. that's the Cylon eye slot to show deep down she's still a Cylon. That's the part she's fighting so hard against.
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Reaper8436247 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
I know, I'm just kidding with you.
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